In this episode, we spoke to a writer and an enthusiast of the political economy, Mr. Murahari Parajuli. He has written extensively on liberal values and has translated ‘Foundations of a Free Society’ and ‘Capitalism: An Introduction’ into Nepali language. In this episode, he explains that our understanding of freedom needs to extend beyond the routine exercises of political freedoms, such as voting and peaceful protests and invites us to examine how the increasing role of the government in the everyday lives of citizens is shrinking the space for individual freedom. He also shares his observations of how the ‘socialism-oriented economy’ as enshrined in the Constitution has fared in the last five years and warns us against the pitfalls of socialism. However, he remains hopeful that Nepalis will continue to defend their liberties.
Links to articles:
त्यो समाजवाद थिएन (समाजवाद बहस–१) https://nepalmag.com.np/opinion/2020/01/20/20200120113407
समानता सरकारले ल्याउँछ कि स्वतन्त्रताले? – https://www.setopati.com/opinion/209704
Download स्वतन्त्र समाजकाे आधारशिला – https://samriddhi.org/publications/foundations-of-a-free-society-nepali/
Download पुँजीवाद: एक परिचय – https://samriddhi.org/publications/an-introduction-to-capitalism-nepali/
Find Murahari Parajuli on Twitter: @muraharip